Who is going to win the North American Hockey League's 2012 Robertson Cup? The event takes place May 3-8 at the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas and is being hosted by Tony Curtale's Texas Tornado. Frisco is certainly a better venue ... Read More...
Actually Stephen the format is set up to address your point of one pool possibly being stronger. From the Robertson Cup site: "should all three teams in one pool go 3-0, all teams from that pool will advance to the semifinals. The team with the best goal differential in the opposite pool will also move on to the semifinals. Similarly, if all three teams from one pool go 2-1, the same rules apply. "
I don't like how the host team gets an automatic bid to the finals. Texas gets swept my Topeka and still makes it over other teams in the league that could arguably be much better. I have played in leagues before that did this....IN PEEWEES
You are right. The league should move to four divisions and play at a neutral site every year. They should scrap the format and go to a basic Final Four. Three sheets of ice, no excuses, and the last team standing goes home with all the marbles.
Grab the NHL as a marketing partner and play the event in New York City or Boston every year.
Predictions can be a dangerous practice. Last time I made a prediction the horse finished last, the rider fell off the horse at the turn to the home stretch and the horse passed the drug test after the race and the jockey failed his drug test, he rode the horse drunk. He was not charged with DUI.
Needless to say my record is not good but here goes anyway.
St. Louis, Port Huron and Amarillo will win their first games.
As for the champs! My brain is telling me Brownie pulls it out of the hat and rides off into the sunset with a ring.
Bill Warren deserves what would be an unbelievable turnaround in such a short time. Good job Bill.
But I have to go with my heart, the Bulls as my Robertson Cup Champ prediction. Dennis Williams is from my hometown and not only does that give him my free pass but he has done a great job wherever he has been. This week will be no different.